What will I do if someone publish my work without me knowing it?
I received an email telling me that one of my poem was chosen and was published but they said I still have the full right on my work. But the main problem is that they didn't even bother to let me know that they will publish my work in a book they are selling. So, what actions do I have to take regarding this matter?
I think you should ask questions. I mean Poetry.com use to take poems and published them into one big book full of poetry by different poetics. However, you would have had to agree or submit your work for publication. First, check their policy and see if its something you signed up for not knowing it. Some sites or companies has selections to hand pick poetics... Maybe you should be getting a cut of book sales...
Hi Montice. I already replied to their email but still waiting for their reply. As far as I can remember I didn't sign-up for any poetry website or whatsoever. They even wanted me to pay them some amount so I can have a copy of the book. Really sad..
I'm no lawyer, but I believe you might be able to file a DMCA complaint? This is certainly not okay, especially since they are commercially reproducing your work without permission!
Somebody may have taken your poem and published it to the site and claimed it as your own. If this is the site I dealt with years ago, they wanted to publish one of my poems-which I did submit for a contest-but I would have to pay $20 for them to publish it.
Did you sign something that gave them permission to publish? In that case they really don't have to contact you. You should maybe contact them and ask for details.
If they took your content off of a personal platform then that is a violation of copyright law.
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